Frederik Andersen Unavailable Due to Helmet-Deflecting Shot

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Frederik Andersen Unavailable Due to Helmet-Deflecting Shot

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In a swift turn of events, Frederik Andersen, the Danish goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes, was forced to leave the game against the San Jose Sharks after just 5 minutes and 27 seconds of play. This unexpected departure was attributed to precautionary measures following an impact to Andersen’s helmet by a puck, leaving him visibly disoriented in the crease. The Hurricanes’ medical team promptly assessed the situation, leading to Antti Raanta taking over the goaltending duties.

Andersen, who has maintained a 2-0-0 record this season, now holds a 3.84 goals against average along with a save percentage of 0.867. While the current decision seems rooted in prudence, should Andersen require an extended absence, it is anticipated that Pyotr Kochetkov will be summoned from the AHL.

In a curious coincidence, the game in San Jose also saw center Sebastian Aho ruled out prior to puck drop due to an upper-body injury.

Reference:

https://thehockeynews.com/nhl/carolina-hurricanes/news/frederik-andersen-ruled-out-with-apparent-concussion

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